Different hairstyles suit different face shapes. The four main face shapes are Oval, Round, Heart-Shaped, and Square.
To figure out what shape your face is, pull all your hair back with a headband. Look in a mirror and trace around the outline of your face with a lipstick or eyeliner, onto the mirror (the sharp edge of a bar of soap will work well, too.) Move away from the mirror and look carefully at the shape it will make. Decide which shape your face is most similar to, then check out the descriptions below and choose your ideal hairstyles. (Don’t forget to clean the mirror afterward!!!)
- Oval – Any style suits an oval face, so you can try really dramatic looks like ultrashort bobs as well as long, straight hair.
- Round – Chin-length bobs, soft layers, and side parts work well with round faces.
- Square – Go for soft layers, curls, or side-swept parts.
- Heart-Shaped – Try neat styles with flipped-up ends. Long wispy bangs, waves, or short spiky cuts would also work well for you.